Data breach of 1,000 patients lands former Long Beach VA worker in prison

Megan Barnes reports that more than 1,000 patients at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center had their information stolen by a now-former employee who has been sentenced to prison.

Albert Torres was reportedly arrested on April 12 after  officers became suspicious when his license plates were not those for a noncommercial vehicle. A search of the vehicle uncovered patient data for 14 people, including names, dates of birth and full Social Security numbers. A subsequent search of his apartment uncovered even more patient data.

Torres was sentenced on June 4 to three years in  prison, and affected patients are being notified.

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